Benevento vs Juventus: Morata's goal canceled by Gaetano Letizia in 1-1 draw

Benevento vs Juventus: Morata's goal canceled by Gaetano Letizia in 1-1 draw

- Benevento vs Juventus also saw late Diego Maradona honoured in the 10th minute

- Alvaro Morata opened the scoring in the 21st minute having been assisted by Chiesa

- Gaetano Letizia had other plans when he struck in first-half stoppage-time to put it at 1-1

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Cristiano Ronaldo was missing in Juventus 1-1 draw away at Benevento as the reigning champions failed to hold onto their lead.

Juventus drop points yet again on the night the side was deeply frustrated with Alvaro Morata also receiving a red card after full time of the encounter for verbally insulting the referee.

The game started brightly for the Old Lady as they looked bright from the first blast of the whistle asking questions up-front.

In the 10th minute, the match was paused in honour of Diego Maradona, who passed away on Wednesday at the age of 60.

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Maradona, who famously wore the No.10 shirt, spent seven seasons in Italy with Napoli, where he enjoyed some of the most productive years of his club career. A graphic was then displayed in the stands on the broadcast reading: "Ad10s Diego".

Benevento vs Juventus: Morata's goal canceled by Gaetano Letizia in 1-1 draw
Benevento vs Juventus saw Morata get a goal but later received a red. Photo: Francesco Pecoraro
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The game continued shortly and in the 21st minute, Juventus were ahead courtesy a sensational strike by Alvaro Morata.

His eighth goal of the season was not enough as Filipo Inzaghi’s men equalised courtesy a Gaetano Letizia strike in first-half stoppage time.

The second half saw Juventus intensify their search for a winner as they continued to attack but could not just get the winner.

At the blast of the final whistle, Morata became the villain as he was shown a red card for insulting the referee - meaning he will miss their home game against Torino. It ended; Benevento 1-1 Juventus.

Elsewhere, earlier reported that Italian club Roma got stunned during the week following the discovery of World War II bomb devices somewhere at their training ground.

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Club officials immediately called on the Italian army bomb squad to help remove the devices which were buried in the turf during work to build new pitches at the complex.

According to Italian outlet Il Messagero via SunSport, the devices which were about 20 foot long were unearthed as the club tweeted with their official account with a picture showing soldiers removing the relics.

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